Bacon grease
Fresh ground pepper

Slice the garlic. Melt the bacon grease in a skillet (about 2 tablespoons). You can use butter or olive oil if you are squeamish about bacon grease or just don’t have any, but the flavor won’t be as good. Rinse greens and drain well. Pat dry with a paper towel if you have the patience; the water will make the grease splatter. Add greens and garlic to the skillet and toss to coat with the grease. You my need to come back and toss a few times as the greens wilt, to get everything thoroughly and evenly cooked. Once evrything is well coated, cover the pan and let them moisture help them wilt. It won’t take a long time. The greens shrink a lot as they cook!

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  1. This is what my mother used to call \”smothered greens.\”She loved them and usually ate them with cornbread. It was a staple in East Texas when she was growing up there.It\’s a simple inexpensive way to get a lot of good nutrition!

  2. Hi Mattie,Alot of people have gotten away from eating greens because they think that all Soul Food is unhealthy and fattening. You don\’t HAVE to use bacons grease. A lot of people use olive oil instead.

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